Definition of jazz hands in English:

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jazz hands

plural noun

A gesture originating in musical theatre, in which the hands are waved rapidly to and fro with the palms facing forward and the fingers splayed, used typically to express or indicate excitement or triumph.
Example sentences
  • Over at Labour HQ, they are practising their jazz hands.
  • Suddenly, all the world's a stage filled with soulful duets and jazz hands.
  • My friends being lushes, they also drink when anyone makes jazz hands or says something particularly stupid, which of course necessitates frequent refills.

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